Encampment River vs. Bailey
Looking for some beta on the Encampment River vs. Bailey at medium flows. I gather Bailey is more difficult than the Encampment, but how much more so? Is the Encampment a decent choice for a step-up from class IV to IV+. AW lists Damnation Alley as a benchmark 5.0 rapid at 1000 to 1200 cfs. CRC2 lists the Encampment as class IV+ and V- at "high water", but doesn't refer to cfs. Instead, it refers to two gauges; when the gauge in the middle of the run is at 3.5' the flow is a "strong medium", while CRC lists the flow as medium when the gauge at Riverside is at 2.6'. Does anyone know how those gauges correlate to cfs? Any thoughts on what level of difficulty Damnation Alley is at medium flows? How would Damnation Alley compare to something like Pine Creek on the Ark or screaming quartermile or black rock on Clear Creek? Thanks for your input.